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By Desiree Cox, MBBS, PhD
A large multinational observational study of patients with hepatitis C reveals etiology does not play a major role in HCV survival rates and that early detection and access to treatment have a greater impact.
By Jackie Syrop
New blood pressure treatment guidelines announced in February 2014 by the Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8) may result in nearly 6 million American adults no longer requiring hypertension medications.
By W. Todd Penberthy, PhD
The ACC/AHA cholesterol guideline can be a powerful tool for making multifactorial measures of cardiovascular disease risk assessment, particularly in African American populations, but clinicians should be aware of its limitations.
Most internists believe that firearm-related violence is a public health issue and favor policy initiatives aimed at reducing it, according to research published online April 10 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
By Rachel Lutz
Depression in preschoolers can lead to depression later in childhood, according to research published in the American Journal of Psychiatry.
Exposure to arsenic in drinking water from wells may lower IQ in children, according to research published online April 1 in Environmental Health.
By HCP Live Staff
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Tanzeum (albiglutide), a once-weekly subcutaneous injection for the treatment of type 2 diabetes in adults.
By Jacquelyn Gray
By growing vaginal skin cells outside of the human body, a team of researchers has pinpointed which bacteria fight against HIV.
Most high-risk pediatric devices are approved based on trials that don't involve children under 18 years of age, according to a study published online April 14 in Pediatrics.
With the resignation of US Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Friday, the Affordable Care Act will get a fresh face. But turning around public perception of the controversial health care reform law in a politically charged mid-term election year poses an enormous challenge for the department's next leader, policy experts said.
Physician's Money Digest
Americans—regardless of age, income, and education—have proven to be pretty awful at handling their personal finances. Given the choice between saving and spending a sudden windfall, they’re more likely to spend the money.
Every time the top US tax rate increases by one percentage point, there is a more than 2% increase in US investors attempting to evade taxes by disguising themselves as foreign investors.